David Gergen’s ISIS impatience

Writing for CNN, David Gergen’s article is titled, “ISIS war rollout resembles launch of Obamacare site.”

I don’t think this is the case. However, as Hisham Alhashimi feels that Obama’s September 10 speech tipped ISIS to U.S. strategy, let’s not give ISIS any more to read.

But in brief, some segment of the Sunnis are, to us, surprisingly tolerant of ISIS depredations. They could live without them — or with them. Digging ISIS out of a resident population that rangesĀ  from tolerant to friendly, without converting all of them to enemies, is a complex problem, but one with which the U.S. military have unique experience.

This does not excuse the Administration of errors in foreign policy that have brought us to this point, but the Obama Administration has repudiated that passivity.

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